Figuring out what to do after college is challenging and sometimes stressful. On this page we have compiled links to a wide variety of resources to help you out.
- The psychology advising office is here to serve as a sounding board for you to bounce ideas off of as you are thinking about different career paths as well as to give specific advice if you have identified a path you want to pursue. Since meetings for registration are short, we encourage you to reach out to your adviser at other times in the semester aside from the enrollment period to talk about possible career paths. Drop-in hours are also available daily throughout the term and are a great way to start a conversation with an advisor or have quick questions answered.
- Faculty in psychology and across other departments at the university are also available to discuss career paths. If you aren’t sure which faculty may be best able to support you, start by reaching out to faculty you’ve gotten to know during your time here. That should serve as a good starting point.
- Pitt’s career center is a great resource. They encourage you to meet with them early on during your time at Pitt, not just right before graduating (though you can also meet with them right before graduation).
- Pitt’s Outside the Classroom Curriculum offers many different activities to help you make the most of your time at Pitt. In particular, the Career Ready Guide is an interactive online course to help you prepare for your career after college.
- Pitt students have access to LinkedIn Learning. There is a series of videos called Become a Successful Job Hunter. The sections below have links to individual courses, but first, check out this course Job Hunting for College Grads
Identifying your Fields of Interest
- See other pages on this website for psychology-related jobs
- Preparing to Use Your Bachelor’s degree in Psychology is a very thorough website from the American Psychological Association with tons of information about careers that are relevant to many different career paths, not just those directly related to psychology.
- PsychMic is a podcast for you to explore career paths in psychology.
- DrKit.org has many videos to explore a wide variety of careers, as well as careers related to psychology.
- Read interviews of former Pitt psychology majors to see what fields they are now working in and discover strategies for pursuing similar pathways.
- MyNextMove and O*NET OnLine are two fantastic websites sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Employment, & Training Administration. They allow you to browse a very wide variety of jobs, learn about them by watching videos and learn about average salaries. The Interest Profiler will suggest possible jobs for you based on your interests. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook also has complementary information.
- Learnhowtobecome.org has useful and easy to find information about what degrees you need for various careers (e.g., careers in therapy). This can help you identify your interests and learn how to pursue specific careers.
- Pitt Commons is an online platform designed exclusively for members of the Pitt community. The platform allows students, faculty, staff, alumni, postdocs, and friends of the University of Pittsburgh to establish networking and mentoring relationships that are meaningful and specific to their unique interests and professional goals. As a member of Pitt Commons, you can:
- Build your professional network and cultivate meaningful connections
- Become a mentor or mentee
- Join groups based on common interests
- Ask questions or provide guidance on discussion boards
- Explore career and networking resources
- Networking through Pitt’s Career Services
- LinkedIn is the primary social network for professional networking
Searching for Jobs
- LinkedIn Learning Course: Job Search Strategies
- Handshake is Pitt’s comprehensive career services platform that allows you to view and apply for jobs and internships and find out about career fairs and on-campus interviews.
- LinkedIn Course: Job Search Strategies
- See the many links from Pitt’s Career Center
Writing Resumes and Cover Letter
- LinkedIn Learning Course: Mastering Common Interview Questions